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Streamlines


Published 1936


"STREAMLINES ADD TO THE SAFETY, ECONOMY & COMFORT OF THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE AS WELL AS TO THE BEAUTY."

kids swimming – shot of 3 kids calling offscreen kids into water
slomo of adult male diver into pool
underwater shot of long thin fish swimming
people outside office building fighting back against strong wind
Pan following pelicans and gulls swimming onto and around pier
VS birds flying
Wind tunnel sequence shot from inside: model plane tested in windstream to observe action of air currents
Engineer looking at airspeed meter
Man lecturing how motion pictures are taken of liquid movement in an air stream to record air currents
Aluminum dust added to liquid – man spreads it in small pool
Camera cranes down to show wedge in current cutting through liquid
CUs of nonstreamlined and streamlined shapes – abstract, good
Flat side of triangle resists air and liquid flow
Sphere shown
Egg-shaped body showing resistance
Wing-shaped body with fewer eddies
Streamlined body with blunt nose and tapering rear, geometric design (parabola)
Lots of abstract shapes shown in fluid which depicts airflow around these bodies
High angle pan looking down on busy city street showing traffic (good)
Hand drawing shapes on blackboard
Animation of streamlined city of future, where cars can go 100 miles per hour (good)
Hand drawing pencil renderings of streamlined features of 1937automobiles – wipe in and out of actual features shown on a current-model 1937 car (this happens five or six times with different features)
Running shot of 1937 Chevrolet from different angles
Circular wipe to Chevy hubcap and end title


Producer Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, color


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